Daily Archives: August 23, 2013

Tutorial: Significant Figures

New (and not so new) scientists often don’t think about how many digits, or significant figures they should include when reporting numerical data.  Unless you’re using a finely calibrated instrument, most readings aren’t accurate beyond one or two percent (about two significant … Continue reading

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Blog Content

Just a quick note for readers — this blog is brand new (obviously) and I’m still figuring out what I want to post and how to use the blog.  So at least for now, there will be quite a random … Continue reading

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